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Dale Watanabe

Director, International Student Center PDSO, RO

Phone: 206-296-6260

Building/Room: PAVL 160

Hi, my name is Dale Watanabe and I am the Director at the ISC. I work closely with our Assistant Directors, Sandra Bui, Chloe Thomas, and Tashi Rabgey, so we can keep up to date on all of our fantastic international students. A little about me: I taught English as a Second Language for seven years (3 years in Hyogo-ken, Japan and 4 years at Edmonds Community College) and have worked at Seattle University since winter quarter of 2001. I grew up on Seattle's Beacon Hill (famous for the pink building) and live in the house I grew up in. As some of you may know, my office is always open so please drop by and say hello!

Advises students on J-1 visas, Law students, and those in a doctoral program.


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Chloe Thomas

Assistant Director, DSO

Phone: 206-296-5622

Building/Room: PAVL 160

I’m Chloe and I am one of the Assistant Directors! I am originally from Spokane, Washington and I moved to Seattle when I started undergrad at SU as an International Studies and Spanish major. I loved being a Redhawk so much that after 6 years in the luxury travel industry, I decided to come back and get my Master’s in Student Development Administration! When I am not studying or working, I love exploring coffee shops in Seattle, playing with my cat or my corgi or spending time with my husband and friends. I also love to travel and have been to more than 27 countries and 26 states. Come say hi!

Advises students with Seattle U ID numbers ending in 7, 8, 9


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Tashi Rabgey

Assistant Director, International Student Center, DSO

Building/Room: PAVL 160

My name is Tashi Rabgey, a Tibetan-American and a resident of Seattle since the early 90's.  I am a graduate of Washington State University and certified to teach English as a Foreign Language through Seattle University.  I have nearly 20-years of teaching experience and spent a considerable amount of time abroad in Japan where I previously owned and operated an English School.  This past academic school year, I taught 9th grade students at the Why Not You Academy, a new charter high school started by Russel and Ciara Wilson.  In addition, I am a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and I have been to over 20 countries.  This opportunity to work with so many talented international students at an amazing university such as Seattle University is a blessing, because working in education has always been my passion.  I look forward to joining Dale Watanabe's team in the International Student Center and building relationships I hope will last a lifetime!  Please stop by the International Student Center and say hello!  I look forward to meeting everyone!  Thank you.

Advises students with Seattle U ID numbers ending in 0, 1, and 2

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Sandra Bui

Assistant Director, International Student Center, DSO

Building/Room: PAVL160

Hi.  I’m Sandra Bui.  I’m back at SU after 8 years staying at home with my 3 kids (now 16, 14, and 12 years old).  I’m a first-generation immigrant from Vietnam and have lived in the Greater Seattle area for 40 years.  Seattle is home to me.  I enjoy knitting, crocheting, and sewing.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading manga and watching anime with my teen daughter.  In my opinion, fish sauce goes on everything.  Let’s share some laughter with each other over tea or coffee!


Advises students with Seattle U ID numbers ending in 3, 4, 5, and 6

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